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Tron

Year: 1982
Studio: Disney
Director: Steven Lisberger
Cast: Jeff Bridges, Bruce Boxleitner, David Warner, Cindy Morgan, Barnard Hughes
One of big budget Hollywood's earliest foray into the world of computers and a premise that never runs out of steam (featured in everything from TV's Automan to The Matrix).

A computer geek (Bridges) tries to break into a computer company's Master Control Program which 'digitises' him, bringing him inside the computer to fight other programs to the death (using the early graphics term 'de-res') in an assortment of high tech duels. There he meets computer programs written by people and represented by those people (like David Warner as the snivelling computer company CEO and cyber-villain).

Red hot special effects for the day, as satisfying a story as you could wish for, and some still awe-inspiring sequences like the motorcycle game, scoop ball arena and big two-legged enemy ships. A very cool early instalment in the pop culture cyber-revolution for Generation X-ers not yet out of primary school that still has its appeal.

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